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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-31-2006, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Another Nano Journal

Tank dimentions are 6.5" long x 2.5" wide x 4" high.
I had some glosso left over from one of my other tanks, so Ive decided to make another nano out of this "tank". I have glosso as the main carpet, and then some miracanthemum umbrosum on the left. Substrate is 100% sharp sand, and I will dose excel and interpet ferts daily.
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any plans for fish(betta) or shrimp?
Looks great!
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I dont think I have room really to be honest. With sand et all its only about 1liter
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I would toss in some small pond snails for a clean up crew... May be a bit small for a betta.
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definately too small for a betta. they need at LEAST one gallon.
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ANy updates Messy? I'm eyeing a couple of these small glass candle holders that look about the same and that are pretty big enough to be nanos. How much light are you pumping in there?
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not too small for a beta, betas prefer less than a gallon, in fact a mug is the smallest id go. it would be happy in there.
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not too small for a beta, betas prefer less than a gallon, in fact a mug is the smallest id go. it would be happy in there.
First post. I've been lurking here for a while and I decided to post because this is a gross overstatement. Just because bettas can survive in containers under half a gallon does not mean that they are "happy" in there. At the bare minimum they require half a gallon, not a mug, in order to be thrive. A mug is cruel and inhumane.
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Jeff, you must be joking, right?

...I'm sure no fish would prefer to be kept in the smallest possible space if they could have bigger one...

But yes, updates Messy?
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Yup sure!

I built it a little stand!


Just scraps of wood off cuts from whatever my dad made!
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Stand! Now that is a great idea!
Coming along nicely there!!
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lol yes it almost makes it look 100 gallons......well....maybe not
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ok well i guess its a huge overstatement with the mug, i just know that bettas dont need large spaces...so i apologize for that...but if they are put into a large space...there should be some foliage or something because betas do like small spaces to hide in for security thats why they can livei n such small containers. and they do not need at least a gallon of water. but yes i do have a small fish bowl/vase that is about the same volume as 2 mugs with a potted kind of plant in it...the beta is fine and has been in there for almost 2 and half years.
i think this nano tank would be great for a beta, except it might jump out.
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Bettas definatly need at least a gallon, you also have to take into account waste production etc.
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yea i guess you are right. i mean bettas do need even more gallons to breed. and they probably would be more happier in a larger tank. i just never had any problems, cuz i change the water often thats how i get rid of the waste.
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